Executive

FNCPA Executive

FNCPA Executive includes the positions of President, Vice President (East), Vice President (Central), Vice President (West), Secretary-Treasurer and Past President

    Chief Jerel (Jerry) Swamp

    Chief Jerel (Jerry) Swamp

    President

    Chief Jerel (Jerry) Swamp has 29 years of policing experience in First Nation Communities. He joined the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service in 1991 and has held the ranks of Constable, Detective Sergeant and Acting Deputy Chief before becoming the Police Services Chief of Police in 2009. In 2017 he retired from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service after serving 8 years as the Chief of police. In October 2018 Chief Swamp joined the men and women of Rama Police Service as their Chief of Police.

    Chief Swamp spent 15 years conducting major criminal investigations which included death investigations, trafficking and conspiracies related to weapons and controlled substances between Canada and the United States.

    He is a past recipient of the First Nations Chiefs of Police outstanding service award for his work in numerous organized crime investigations. He is also the recipient of the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal in 2011. In 2013 Chief Swamp was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for his outstanding contribution to First Nations Policing in Canada.

    He has presented on many topics across Canada including Organized Crime in native communities, Critical Incidents and management in Native Communities, Policing in a multi-jurisdictional location as well as operational planning and search warrant drafting.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Rama Police Service
    7450 Williams Road
    Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6
    Phone: (705) 325-7773
    Fax: (705) 325-4522
    Email: [email protected]

     

    Chief Keith Blake

    Chief Keith Blake

    Vice-President (West)

    Chief Keith Blake was sworn in as the 5th Chief of Police of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service on May 16, 2013.

    Prior to his appointment with the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, Keith served 24 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Keith was privileged to have completed all of his service in the Province of Alberta and experienced firsthand the culture, pride and honour in being part of the policing in seven different First Nations communities in Alberta.

    Keith’s operational and investigative policing experience includes both front line uniform policing, as well as plain clothes duties in specialized units. Keith’s investigative background includes postings as a General Investigation/Major Crime Investigator, Federal Drug Unit Investigator and Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) Investigator and Supervisor, Detachment Commander, Emergency Response Team Leadership and Professional Standards.

    Chief Blake is honoured to serve the truly great people of the Tsuut’ina Nation and work alongside the dedicated women and men of Tosguna.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service
    9905 Chiila Blvd.,
    Tsuut’ina Nation, AB T2W 6H6
    Phone: (403) 251-9660
    Fax: (403) 238-4075
    Email: [email protected]

    Chief Darren Montour

    Vice-President (Central)

    Darren Montour was born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and is a member of the Mohawk Wolf Clan.

    He joined the Six Nations Police Service June 15, 1992 after a short career as an ironworker. His policing career began as a uniformed police officer performing general policing duties for the Six Nations Community.

    In November of 1996 Darren was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was responsible for a uniform officer platoon. He performed duties as a Technical Traffic Accident Investigator and later as a Collision Reconstructionist investigating serious injury and fatal motor vehicle collision for the Six Nations Police Service and the surrounding OPP Detachments.

    In September of 2006 Darren joined the Criminal Investigations section within the police service. In April of 2007 he became the police service’s Criminal Intelligence officer. During this time, he was involved in joint forces weapons trafficking investigations, drug investigations and developing the highly successful auto theft joint forces initiative “Project Shutdown”.

    Darren was promoted to Inspector in June 2012 and the officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigations Unit, Auto Theft, Drugs and Criminal Intelligence. He has been the case manager of numerous serious incidents including several homicides that occurred on the Six Nations Territory.

    On August 17, 2020 Darren was promoted to Chief of Police. He is also a member of the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario (IPCO), the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).

    Chief Shawn Dulude

    Chief Shawn Dulude

    Vice-President (East)

    Born into a police family in Lachine, Quebec. Chief Dulude is the 7th member of his family to be part of a police force. Starting with his great grandfather and down to him. Shawn began his career in 1993 with the Dorion Police Department as a Patrolman; over time as the departments merged in to the Surete du Quebec this is where Shawn developed his skills as he moved up the ranks.

    From 2004-2010 he went from Sergeant to Assistant Director at the Valleyfield detachment, then in 2010 he made the decision to move to Harve St Pierre as the Station Director where he worked with the Mingan and Natashquan First Nations.

    After 15 years with the Surete du Quebec Shawn retired in 2017 and began a new chapter in his career as the Chief of Police with the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service. Spring 2018, Shawn was voted in to the Quebec First Nation’s Chiefs of Police Association as their secretary and most recently voted in as vice-president of the First Nation Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police for the eastern region of the country. The FNCPA is a national organization that represents stand-alone First Nation Police Services across Canada.  Their roles are to build capacity in order to raise the standards of policing services offered to Native communities.

    The mission of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is to enhance peace, harmony, justice and cultural values throughout Akwesasne. To honor and respect all living things. To acquire the highest level of professionalism and accountability in serving the community members of Akwesasne and surrounding areas.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service
    73 Sweetgrass Lane
    Akwesasne, QC H0M 1A0
    Tel: (613) 575-2340
    Fax: (613) 575-2334
    Email: [email protected]

    Chief Kai Liu

    Chief Kai Liu

    Secretary-Treasurer

    Born in Taiwan, and a member of the Taiwanese Indigenous People who make up 2.3% of the island’s population, Chief Liu immigrated to Canada as a child. In 1986 he was recruited by the Ottawa Police Force as the City’s first Asian police officer. Throughout his career he has held many challenging positions which includes being the Chief of Police for two Central Ontario police services. He has developed a strong reputation as an innovator and champion for Diversity in the workplace.

    In May of 2007, on Parliament Hill, Chief Liu received the Asian of the Year Award which recognizes contributions made by a Canadian role model who balances a successful career with community and charitable work.

    Known as a strong advocate for Human Rights, in 2008 Chief Liu was recognized in Regina Saskatchewan for his public service when he was awarded the National Enriching My Canada & Yours (EMCY), Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a human rights organization, 2015 Award of Tolerance. Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette Governor General of Canada in 2018 elevated Kai as an Officer of the Order of Merit of Police Forces to name a few of his prestigious recognitions.

    Chief Liu is well regarded as an award-winning police leader who embodies the spirit of Community Based Policing with an extensive background in public service excellence. He has attained the reputation of being a Trailblazer, a Visionary, an Innovative and Creative Thinker, an Agent of Change and a Community Builder.
    In September of 2019, Kai was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Treaty Three Police Service located in Northwestern Ontario.

    Chief Kai Liu (He/Him), O.O.M.
    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association
    c/o Treaty Three Police Service
    22 Homestake Road, PO Box 1480
    Kenora, ON P9N 3X7
    807-548-5474 – phone
    807-548-2119 – fax
    Email: [email protected]

    Chief Dwayne Zacharie

    Chief Dwayne Zacharie

    Past President

    Dwayne Zacharie has worked for the Kahnawake Peacekeepers since 1997. He is currently the Chief Peacekeeper. He is responsible for the administration of all policing functions. In 2013, he was elected President of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association of Quebec. In 2016, he was elected President of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA), both of which are national organizations that represents stand-alone First Nation Police Services across Canada. In October 2018, he was re-elected President of FNCPA. Their roles are to build capacity in order to raise the standards of policing services offered to Native communities. On October 31st 2019, Chief Dwayne Zacharie was inducted into The Order Of Merit Of The Police Forces by Governor General Julie Payette. The Order was established in October 2000 to recognize a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of Canadian police services.

    The Kahnawá:ke Peacekeepers’ primary service is law enforcement within the Territory focusing on safety, protection and accountability as its key areas of concern. Daily tasks include patrols of the community ensuring that laws are being abided by, issuing tickets to offenders, responding to calls for assistance and promoting safety to the public.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Kahnawake Peacekeepers
    P.O. Box 203, Old Malone Hwy
    Kahnawake, Quebec, J0L 1B0
    Tel: (450) 632-6505, ext 232
    Fax: (450) 632-5527
    Email: [email protected]